Cultural diversity is one of the most important topics in the world today. Here
in the United States, we live, work, and play with an increasing number of
people from all cultures, countries, and walks of life. New immigrants alone
make up 10% of the total U.S. population, and that does not include all of the
cultural diversity that has existed in this country for decades. In many other
countries as well—in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania—people of different
countries and cultures come together more today than ever before.
As a long-standing advocate for understanding issues of cultural and ethnic
diversity, I have served as President of APA Division 45, Society for the
Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, and currently chair the
American Psychological Association’s Commission for the Recruitment,
Retention and Training of Ethnic Minorities implementation task force
(CEMRRAT2). Both of these organizations were instrumental in the approval
of the APA Multicultural Guidelines for Practice and the promotion of empirical
research addressing mental health issues of ethnic minority clinical populations.
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: Translating global recommendations on HIV and infant feeding to the local context: the development of culturally sensitive counselling tools in the Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: A study of the effectiveness of telepsychiatrybased culturally sensitive collaborative treatment of depressed Chinese Americans
Interpreting, like playing chess, is a game of problem solving, evaluation, critical
thinking, intuition and forecasting. Every game is different and each game is a challenge,
which requires interpreters, to unceasingly develop knowledge and experience. It is
disciplined study and repeated practice of many techniques and skills that bring victory to
the interpreter. Apart from basic requirements of language mastery and culture sensitivity,
there are quite a few skills that need to be acquired for successful interpreting. One of
them is note-taking skill....
This Guide is designed to help vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs serving American
Indians/Alaska Natives collect customer satisfaction data in culturally sensitive ways. While this
Guide is written for VR program staff, it is intended to be useful to anyone interested in VR and
related topics. So, when we say “you” in the Guide, we are referring to VR program staff but, by
extension, we mean any reader.
This course of study explores theory and practice across
a number of domains including the news media, business
writing, professional presentations, communication
technology, interpersonal communication, organisational
communication, cross-cultural communication, and public
Our communication team uses a wide range of teaching
strategies to inform, stimulate and develop your learning
The diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is
complicated by the increased presence of sputum smear negative tuberculosis. Diagnosis of smear negative
pulmonary tuberculosis is made by an algorithm recommended by the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy
Programme that uses symptoms, signs and laboratory results.
The objective of this study is to determine the sensitivity and specificity of the tuberculosis treatment algorithm
used for the diagnosis of sputum smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis.
The perception of odour may result in some individuals reporting subjective
sensory irritation, and individuals may perceive formaldehyde at concentrations
below 0.1 mg/m3
. However, this is not considered to be an adverse health effect.
The NOAEL of 0.6 mg/m3
for the eye blink response is adjusted using an assess-
ment factor of 5 derived from the standard deviation of nasal pungency (sensory
irritation) thresholds, leading to a value of 0.12 mg/m3
, which has been rounded
down to 0.1 mg/m3
The reader of this book will find within it ideas and models based on my 25
years of experience in clinical, educational, developmental, and medical psychology
among Arabs, Muslims, Jews, and Americans, but mainly among Palestinian
Arabs. I studied for my master’s degree in clinical psychology at Haifa
University in Israel, during which time I received some practical training at
Jewish psychological centers in Israel. Thus both my theoretical study and practical
training were based on the Western-oriented theories of psychology.
We see this report as a starting point for debate on how best to promote greater
creativity and design across UK businesses and Government. More work is
needed on definition and measurement, including internationally, if we are to
track the UK’s progress in these important areas in the future. Given the novelty
and complexity of the issues involved, we have drawn heavily on five specially
commissioned papers by leading academics in this field.
We are grateful to colleagues from HM Treasury, the Department for Culture,
Media and Sport and the Design Council for contributing to our report....
The second group was formed of men with a suspicion of prostate cancer based on an
elevated serum PSA and/or abnormal digital rectal examination, and the blood sample
taken immediately before the prostate biopsy. The presence or absence of CPCs was to be
compared with the biopsy results, the Gleason score, percent of sample infiltrated with
cancer, and number of positive cores. The sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative
predictive values were to be calculated. In men with a false negative test the details of the
cancer detected would be evaluated.
The past few years have seen many books commenting on the failure of
mental health services to meet the needs of black and minority ethnic
people. Some highlight the effects of racism – especially ‘institutional
racism’ –while others emphasise the lack of sensitivity to cultural difference
in theways of working, especially the ‘medical model’ of (Western) psychiatry
on which services are generally based. Government plans to address the
problems top-down appear to try riding both horses, but all too often fall
between them or fall off both....
WHOís failure to eradicate malaria (after a significant victory over smallpox) revealed
the interrelationship of health and infrastructure, culture, politics and economic stability.
In addition, it demonstrated the imperative that health campaigns be culturally-sensitive
and discredited the notion of magic bullets for the worldís disease burdens.
The herbal medicine in far-west Nepal is the basis of treatment of most illness through traditional
knowledge. The medicine is made available via ancient, natural health care practices such as tribal lore, home
herbal remedy, and the Baidhya, Ayurveda and Amchi systems. The traditional herbal medicine has not only
survived but also thrived in the trans-cultural environment with its intermixture of ethnic traditions and beliefs.
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common bacterial
disease responsible for long term morbidity in children .
Accurate and prompt diagnosis and treatment are crucial
and may prevent renal scarring. Diagnosis of UTI requires
a high degree of suspicion because of the nonspeciﬁc nature
of symptoms in younger children such as unexplained fevers,
gastrointestinal symptoms, and irritability. The diagnosis
is established by a quantitative urine culture.
as mentioned, sexual and reproductive health is a
unique sub-sector, due to its close association with
important and sensitive socio-cultural factors and
gender roles which define and prescribe appropriate
opportunities and avenues of action. the field is
uniquely sensitive and therefore must involve explicit
exploration across all areas of activity of some critical
cross cutting issues – among them gender, adolescent
health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDs.
Your INFINITI represents a new way of thinking about vehicle design. It integrates advanced engineering and superior craftsmanship with a simple, refined aesthetic sensitivity associated with traditional Japanese culture. The result is a different notion of luxury and beauty. The car itself is important, but so is the sense of harmony that the vehicle evokes in its driver, and the sense of satisfaction you feel with the INFINITI — from the way it looks and drives to the high level of retailer service.
In an era of information overload, it is not too radical to expect some social consciousness from the cinema
medium. All this while, there has been discussion about media‟s responsibility to the society. So why cinema
should be engaged only with creating leisure for its audience and not make them think critically? Popular
rhetoric and culture need to be challenged and cinema can do it effectively if it exhibits some sensitivity to
gender issues. This is because Hindi films now enjoy a huge international market in many South Asian and
Table 123-1 Relative Sensitivity and Specificity of Diagnostic Tests for Clostridium difficile–Associated Disease (CDAD)
Type of Test
Stool for C. difficile
Most sensitive test; specificity is ++++ if the C.